ERIC Number: ED378378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Rehabilitation Record 1993: Partners in Achievement.
North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
During fiscal year (FY) 1993, North Carolina's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services expended $76.2 million to provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to 59,821 North Carolinians. These VR services were delivered by 378 caseload-carrying counselors and their required administrative support in 32 unit offices. Of 13,781 persons whose program participation was terminated in FY1993, 8,448 were rehabilitated (a 61.3% program effectiveness rate for the year). At 12 months after closure, the percentage of former VR clients whose families received public assistance had decreased and the percentage of former VR clients in paid employment increased significantly. Participants spent an average of 18.5 months in the total VR process (from eligibility determination through plan completion). The overall program cost-benefit was calculated at 1:1.04. An overwhelming majority of VR services clients reported general satisfaction with VR services and VR counselor performance. (Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of this report contain the following: target population standard, summary of sources/expenditure of funds, six program evaluation standards, data for 8,448 rehabilitated clients, sample satisfaction and benefits retention questionnaires, characteristics of populations from which survey samples were drawn, and basis of comparison of consumer earnings with general population earnings. Twenty-three tables/figures are included. Contains 15 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Cost Effectiveness, Evaluation Criteria, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Salary Wage Differentials, State Programs, State Standards, Tables (Data), Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina